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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any given web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud hosting company.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of hosting suppliers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web sites, email boxes, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the mail related services. Executing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one or maybe an entire collection of email servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting corporation will support numerous server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting company:

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a few new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up out of nowhere.